Friday, August 17, 2018

Flip Flop Kind of Day with Dorlene!

Hey everyone. Dorlene here to share a summer beach layout I made using some elements from the June Club Q kit.

Pieces of this layout kit are perfect for a summer layout. I used a 12x12 piece of white cardstock (included in the kit) for the base page. The three patterned papers were also included in the kit. Although the yellow piece doesn’t look like a patterned paper, it is the backside of a polka dot piece.

I punched out two chipboard swirls and colored them with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I also inked the flip flop border with Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Ink. Three different colors of twine were also included in the kit so I could string the flip flops. So fun!

Once I inked the chipboard, I inked all edges of the three patterned papers with Bermuda, Lipstick, and Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

  • I used a 4x4 photo of my daughter and matted it with a 4.5 x 4.5 piece of vellum.
  • The vellum was inked with all three color PowderPuff Chalk Inks - Sandy Shore on the bottom, Lipstick in the middle and Bermuda on top.
  • I followed the order of the papers on the layout.
  • I love the PowderPuff Chalk Inks because they are perfect for all types of surfaces.
  • On this layout, I used them on chipboard, cardstock and vellum.

  • I added tone on tone stamps of Bermuda on the top right corner, as well as some black splatter, white pen marks and a variety of gems and enamel dots.
  • In the lower left corner, I stamped another tone on tone striped image, black splatter and multi stamped a sentiment to add some visual interest.

It’s actually a pretty simple layout but when you look closer, you can see all the fine details. I love this photo of my daughter, just relaxing on the beach. I wish I was there right now.

Quick Quotes Products:
June Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bermuda, Lipstick, Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Vellum by Stampin Up
White Gel Pen
Black Archival Ink by Ranger
Black Splatter by FSJ
Sentiment Stamp by Stampin Up
Enamel Dots and Gems by Queen and Company

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ Dorlene
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

August Club Q with Louise!

Hello! Louise here sharing a vacation layout I made using pieces from the August Club Q kits.

All of the patterned papers in the Club Q Kits have coordinating patterns on the back. This gives you the option  to create the projects according to the instructions or to flip the papers to create a slightly different look. For this page, I combined papers from different parts of the kit, using the front on some and the reverse on others to get a scrapbook page that matched my photos.

I only needed to cut one paper in the kit to make this page. I cut the 11" x 11" square to stretch it across the 2 papers. It looks like the striped paper is stretching behind the vertical strip of photos. If you look at the photo below, you can see that it isn't.

  • Most of the papers are edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea. The ink is applied to the edges directly from the pad. You can see in the photo below how the shape of the PowderPuff Ink pad enables it to get into different shapes. 
  • I used my ink blending tool to apply the Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink to the chipboard title. 
  • I colored the flowers using several different shapes of PowderPuff Chalk Ink (Island Orange, Peach Tree, Sandy Shore, and Tropical Punch). 
  • I colored some with my blending tool and applied the ink directly to others. I thought it would look nice if each flower was slightly different from the others. 

  • I used the pearls from the kit in the centers of the flowers.
  • The title is attached with blue brads that were also in the kit. 

  • I printed my journaling on white card stock but I found the look a bit stark.
  • I lightly applied PowderPuff Chalk Ink over the journaling using the colors that were leftover on my blending tool. 

To finish the layout, I added a few embellishments from the Navigator 500 Quotes and Phrases sheet. 

In closing, here is a close-up of the left side:

And here is a close-up of the right:

Quick Quotes Products:
August Club Q
Navigator 500
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Bermuda, Deep Sea, Island Orange, Peach Tree, Sandy Shore and Tropical Punch

Other Products:
Ink Blender by Ranger
White Cardstock

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hooked with Alicia!

Alicia here today to host the blog!  Today I am scrapping my nephew's first fish.  

The new Navigator Papers are perfect for the occasion or any summer outdoor activity or travel.  I like to use the print in the paper to convey the mood and that's just what these papers do.  The blue waves of the Far and Away 102 paper make the perfect background.  

A fun element I like to use is fussy cut fish on pop dots.  I simply cut out the fish that appealed to me and inked the edges.  

I used actual fishing line to attach the fishing lure piece to the pole.  It's a super neat detail that make layouts pop!  

Don't forget if you have a critter on your project, enter it in the August Friday Challenge until August 25.

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack  (100 and 102)
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:  Deep Sea and Sandy Shore   

Other Products:
Die Cuts:  Cricut Outdoor Man and Close to My Heart Artbooking

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hello Summer with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here today hosting the blog!

I have a yummy, fun card project for you featuring our new Secret Garden collection.

Nothing screams summer more at our house than ice cream. Even the neighborhood ice cream truck makes a special trip to stop right in front our driveway each Tuesday evening! That was the inspiration for this card:

Here is the step-by-step:
  • Adhere a 5.5 x 4.25 inch Secret Garden 101 to a card base.
  • Mat 4 x 5 inch white cardstock with the red side of Secret Garden 103. Edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Ink and add silver thread.
  • To get the waffle cone texture, brown cardstock was stamped with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • The ice cream was die cut from the stripes of Secret Garden 103, edged with Tropical Punch or Aqua PowderPuff Chalking Inks and coated with Glossy Accents.
  • The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock, layered three times and coated with Glossy Accents.
  • The cute scalloped border was cut from the green side of Secret Garden 101 and edged with Aqua PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
Hope you are inspired to create something bright and beautiful with the Secret Garden collection.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Kokomo, Tropical Punch and Aqua

Other Products:
Ice Cream die by Qucikutz
Hello Die by Paper Smooches
Summer Die by Taylored Expressions
Border Die by Verve
Glossy Accents by Ranger

Happy creating!
~ June
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Under the Sea with Rebecca!

Hi, everyone! It's Rebecca hosting today's blog post.

Summer is nearing the end but I am still scrapping fresh photos. I used the blues and greens from Spring Showers to create and under water scene for my layout.

                                                                   "Under The Sea"

The layout is simple and quick to create.

  • Free hand cut waves from sandy brown cardstock. 
  • Repeat with the blue water color paper from Spring Showers paper pack. 
  • Ink edges of the waves.
  • Attach blue watercolor paper to a light blue cardstock and sandy brown to the bottom of watercolor paper. 
  • Add a circle punched from yellow cardstock to make a sun in the top right corner.

  • Die cut all pieces and color with markers.
  • Attach diecut pieces as shown.
  • Scribble glue along the bottom and add Prills
Such a quick and easy layout to add to the summer album! Quick Quotes Paper Packs allow for the creation of whatever you can imagine!

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bloody Mary and Bermuda

Other Products:
Seaweed by Gina Marie Designs
Stamps and die by Lawn Fawn
Font by Scan and Cut 2
Prills by Art Glitter

Thanks for visiting the blog today!
~ Rebecca
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Card Inspiration with Neva!

Neva here to share a quick birthday card made from snippets of the Far and Away collection.  When you are down to bits and pieces of a collections sometimes it is best to make a few cards!

This is a simple card to create using a few die cuts and of course... some PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I started with what scraps I had on hand.
  • A Far and Away 102 piece was trimmed to 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" to fit the front of an A6 card base.  It is edged in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.
  • Twelve small hexagons are die cut from various other papers and in the collection.  All are edged in Deep Sea.
  • Three layers of the Happy Birthday to You are die cut.
  • The top layer is inked with Deep Sea.
  • To create a chipboard effect with the sentiment the layers are stacked together and adhered.  This photo shows the layers underneath the top inked layer.
  • The hexagons are adhered, some directly the to card front, others with dimensional foam adhesive. 
Quick Quotes Products
Far and Away Papers
Alternate Collection for Travel:  Navigator
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Deep Sea

Other Products:
Hexagons Dies by Spellbinders
Happy Birthday Thinlits by Sizzix
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Xyron Adhesive

This card took about 15 minutes to create, sometimes that is a positive when you forget to make a card and need one in a hurry! 

Until next time!
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Memories of the Heart with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Secret Garden Paper Pack.  This is a beautiful, bright collection with lots of fun colors.  So pretty!!

This page has a total of five pictures.  Three of which are in a pocket on the side of focal pictures.  All the pictures were printed on the iP8720 printer by Canon. 

The pictures are 4"x6" in size. 

The title was colored using PowderPuff Chalk Inks. So fast and always look great!!!  The pocket, for the extra photos, is a paper bag.  Just secure the paper bag under the main focal point, leaving the bag opening to the outside.  By doing that you create a pocket for extra photos or journal notes.

The folded card holds the other three photos and the journal notes, that tell the story.  All were
printed out on the iP8720 Canon printer.

The card just tucks in the opening of the bag.  It is great for journal
 entries that are private also.  

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Whistlin' Dixie Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk InksCapri Blue, Bermuda and Midnight Confessions

Canon Products:
Canon iP8720 Printer

Other Products
Chipboard Title
Paper Bag

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Inky Techniques with Dorlene!

Hey there, it's Dorlene and I'm here to show you some cards I made using PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

My sister asked me to make some Thank You cards for my nephew's preschool teachers and of course I said, yes. Her only request was to have blueberries in the cards. 

I actually have a blueberry stamp but wasn't sure how to make a card from it. So, I started at the beginning...the background. I gathered Bermuda, Capri Blue and Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Inks because I thought they would look great with the blue of the berries. I had an idea in my mind to ink stripes on the cardstock so I went for it. I applied each color ink pad directly to the paper in stripes and blended them in where the colors meet using a blending tool for a seamless look.

I did this on three different 5x7 pieces of white cardstock and then cut them in half (3.5 x 5) to create six card panels.

To complete the card, I did the following:
  • I stamped the blueberries in black archival ink twice on each card panel (where the colors met). 
  • I used a water brush and Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink to color in the berries and Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink to color in the leaves.
  • Embossed "Thanks" in black
  • Splattered gold and green ink all over
  • Adhered the panels to a white base before adhering to the colored cardstock card.

I really love how they turned out! The PowderPuff Chalk Inked background gave the whole card an interesting but subtle look.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bermuda, Key Largo, Capri Blue, Deep Sea and Cactus

Other Products:
Black Archival Ink by FSJ
Berries Stamp by Bloom Art Stamps
Gold Spray by Heidi Swapp
Cool Pool Color Silk by FSJ
Black Embossing Powder by SU!
Versamark Ink
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fields of Flowers with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers! I hope you are all enjoying summer! Louise here with a layout about a summer outing I took with my sister.

Since one of my photos is of a field of flowers, I decided to create my page with all types of floral elements. I started with the Spring Showers 100 paper which has a floral print around the edge. I then created a variety of flowers to use on my page:
  • The yellow flower in the lower left is fussy cut from a sheet of the same patterned paper and inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Buttercup.
  • The paper flowers which look a bit like sunflowers were from my February Club Q kit. I used my ink blending tool to apply the Buttercup ink to the petals and my waterbrush to apply PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Mahogany to the centers.  
  • The other flowers were die-cut from the Spring Showers 102 and 104 papers. I used my ink blending tool to apply PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Island orange and Buttercup to create the orange and yellow ones. The red and orange ones are edged with PowderPuff Chalk ink in Tropical Punch.
  • I shaped the flowers using my fingers. 

  • Since the background paper had both blue and green leaves, I decided to create additional leaves using stamps and dies with paper scraps from the same collection. The green ones were stamped with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Key Largo and the blue ones with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Bermuda. 
  • Since the name of the place had a frog in it, I punched a couple of frogs from the same paper scraps and inked them with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Key Largo.
  • I die-cut a circle from the Spring Showers 102 and placed it behind my journaling. 
  • After the page was assembled, I decided that the flowers needed centers so I carefully dotted centers using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Mahogany and my water brush. 

To finish the page, I added some saying from the Farmhouse collection and placed 3 copper brads to create a visual triangle around my photos. 

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Bermuda, Buttercup, Island Orange, Key Largo, Mahogany, Tropical Punch
February 2018 Club Q
Farmhouse 500
Farmhouse Strip
Brads - Copper

Other Products:
Ink Blending Tool from Ranger
Waterbrush from CTMH
Leaf stamp and die set from Vicki Boutin
Metal dies from Spellbinders and Pink & Main
Frog punch from EK
Enamel accents from Wendy Vecchi

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Kit Inspiration with Alicia

Hello, Alicia with you today.  I am sharing more wedding layouts.  These pages were super easy because I am using kits from last year's Quick Quotes Mini Reserve.  What a great time it was and so productive.  I was just making plans with my sister to attend the Atlanta, GA weekend in September.

For the first set of pages, I used the "With Love" Premier Page Kit that included four layouts.  I designed the first two layouts pretty much to the kit except for reversing some papers.  I love the wood grain side of the green paper but the floral design was so much better for my wedding photos.  

This is the reason I purposefully don't finish the kits during class.  I am not sure what I will end up using the kit for and rarely do I use the entire album of kits together.

Here's a close up of the floral embellishments.  This layout is so perfect I didn't want to change a thing!  The flowers and flourish are just perfect.

On the second page I omitted the "With Love" die cut and added some word strips.  All the other elements are the same except for reversing the green paper.  Quick Quotes does such a wonderful job designed these layouts!

A close up of the flourish, flower and word strips.

The next two layouts are also pretty much as Quick Quotes designed them.  I reversed some of the papers and used some different words on the banner and side.  The kits come with plenty to provide for such substitutions.  It makes scrapping gorgeous layouts so easy.

I had already created most of these two pages in class.  Therefore, this one was pretty much just trimming photos to fit the mats and choosing a word banner.  

The intricate elements with which Quick Quotes kits contain are just awesome. The Love title here is die cut chipboard with a paper love die cut that fits perfectly on top with a border.  Chalking the chipboard base provides a detailed element that makes any layout shine.  The kits also include all the bling and ribbons one needs to add all the finishing touches.

Quick Quotes Products:
Quick Quotes Mini Reserve (2017 Page Kits)
PowderPuff Chalking inks:  Sandy ShoreCool Gray and Jade

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!


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